The Haryana Power Generation Corporation Limited (HPGCL) has commissioned the first 10MW solar power plant at Panipat Thermal Power Station, Panipat. On the first day, the solar plant generated and supplied about 10,000 units of electricity to the grid.
Managing Director, HPGCL, M.K.V. Rama Rao, said on Wednesday that the use of renewable energy had become imperative considering the long-term and short-term harmful effects of conventional power project on environment and human beings. Sun radiation is available in abundance in India and with the use of photovoltaic technology the impact on environment is minimal. Thus the energy generated from Solar Power Plant is with minimum impact and it reduces the carbon footprints, he added.